New Monsoon Live at Moe's Alley on 2003-12-13
CD 1 / Set I
Sweet Brandy Wine
One Of These Days
**CD 2 / Set II
Didg jam > Trippy Keys >
Percussion jam >
Phil piano intro > Painted Moon
Tabla solo >
Mando & Keys Jam >
**Boombastic Trio tweener song
Collection NewMonsoonBand/Artist New MonsoonVenue Moe's AlleyLocation Santa Cruz, CASource House Matrix (SBD + Schoeps mk2h)> NJB3 > CDWav > FLACTaped by LobsterTransferred by Lobster
Boombastic Trio tweener
January 5, 2004
The perfect storm
One of the better shows if not the best I've seen this band play. Solid first set. African rain stood out for me (as usual).
Journeyman was a big hit with those hearing the new tunes for the first time. It should be the single on their next CD.
A Ripping Boarder Ghost was followed by a Roaring LOCOMOTIVE BREATH!! These guys rip that one up AND down.
The set was closed by a foot stomping Daddy Longlegs. The crowd didn't want it to end, but it was just the first set. More to come later!
Pippi Ylitalo was first out of the second set shoot with a nice little didgeridoo jam which flowed into Trippy Keys.
Brian had a very long and powerful Conga solo intro for Calypso. Well deserved praise was heaped upon first Brian then the entire percussion section as the crowd screamed it's approval.
Very powerful and moving, Painted Moon looked like it was going to rip Jeff's heart out as he dug deep for every drop of
emotion that flowed from him into and out of his guitar.
A Huge Mountain Air climaxed the show. The build up to Mt Air was fantastic. You had to be there for this one!
Beginning with Raj's solo which transfixed the room, an other-worldly transport taking us
into a serene centered bliss, the perfect space from which to flow along on the cool
flowing Mando & Keys Jam.
Jeff playing mandolin soft and delicate accompanied by Phil coming in with tasteful keys layered
on top of it. Visions of a beautiful high mountain stream flowing through fields of
spring wild flowers taking us along with it. Flowing, splashing, going to that place...MOUNTAIN AIR!!!
Beth has defined her 30minutes of perfect Cheese. I think this was my 30minutes of
the perfect storm. Bo officially made the announcement that Mountain Air was here with the signature banjo & tabla intro.
It built upon all that went before to take us even higher then we had been. Amazing!
Good show new monsoon! Good to have you back home
-Jim "Beam" Anderson